June 2, 2012 at 4:02 am #3948
Big fan of SHKB! I appreciate the project challenging people to do something as simple as writing more slowly and with more purpose. NO DELETE KEY!
V2 is looking very attractive, especially the user defined XY area. Could V2 be expanded to something as large as a 2′x4′ XY? It looks like from the pictures that the XY dimension is determined by just the aluminum extrusions (awesome!) What is the maximum extrusion length that can support the z-sled? OR what is the suggested maximum X and Y dimensions?
I would like to build a v2 before going back to school (Im not far from you – UIUC Architecture) Is there any way that a BOM or cut files before you send out final instructions. I know the instructions take A LOT OF WORK but a BOM and cut files would help me get everything in order.
JBJune 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm #3949
Ha! For those who haven’t seen the Sledgehammer Keyboard project, you can find more info here.
V2 has only been tested at 24″ x 30″ wide, but there’s nothing to stop you from adding X/Y rails at longer dimensions. As you move up in length you may eventually need to go to a thicker aluminum leg, but there should be enough space in the design to accommodate (one or two panels might need adjustment). A few other parts, like the base, drive rods and timing belt would need to be lengthened too.August 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm #3950August 19, 2012 at 10:07 am #3951
I couldn’t wait, though. I now own a Shapeoko.August 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm #3952
When the final version will be released?August 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm #3953September 30, 2012 at 8:54 am #3954
Can you please upload DFX files of V2 and Rhino Ver 4 filesOctober 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm #3955
For anyone who wanted a CAD file with the entire project able to be cut out of one sheet of 4′x8′. I puzzle pieced it together to make it all fit. You should be able to use a .25″ bit and have no problems.November 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm #3962
Can someone convert files to AutoCad version – im curently using 2010November 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm #3963
I am currently building the v2 using MDF. Now that I have both shoulders complete I am beginning to worry about the added weight of MDF over plywood. Will the MDF weight cause problems? Has anyone build the v2 using MDF?November 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm #3964
I haven’t, but I don’t anticipate MDF causing problems. The only spot might be the Z cart, which must be supported by only one pair of aluminum rails.December 2, 2012 at 5:00 am #3965
I am new to the forum. I was looking for a while for a place where I can get info to built my own CNC.
I have access to a laser cutters, where can I get the drawings to use to cut the components for my CNC?
Also what material would you recommend for this? (Plate thickness / Aluminum?)December 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm #3966December 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm #3967
Thx Taylor, I will have a look.
So basically I can do this, but then just need to change the slot size to be the same as the thinness of the metal I will be using?
I am on the link, but have issues downloading / accessing the BOMDecember 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm #3968
Having problems with my x and y steppers on start up. Does anyone have any ideas on what is wrong here. Is this a stepper problems or a driver problem? This is a new problem and worked when first assembled. The steppers are stalling on start up maybe? But then work smoothly after that? EMC2. Accel-2in/s. Built off of Beta plans and BOM.
Any ideas would be appreciated,
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